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December 11, 2014
Posted in deals

New MFT Gold Box deals: Olympus 8mm and Rokinon 16mm lenses.

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We have two new Gold Box deals today at Amazon US (Click here and scroll the horizontal bar).

All Panasonic MFT lenses got a rather big discount:
$200 off on the Nocticron 42,5mm f/1.2 OIS Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic Store.
$200 off on the 35-100mm f/2.8 Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
$200 off on the 7-14mm f/4.0 Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
$200 off on the 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$170 off on the Panasonic 14-140mm Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$160 off on the 8mm fisheye Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$130 off on the Leica 25mm f/1.4 Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Panasonic 100-3000mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Leica 15mm f/1.7 Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
$100 off on the 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
$80 off on the Panasonic 20mmII pancake at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$80 off on the Panasonic 45-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Reminder:
$349 only ifor the GF6 kit if you use the coupon code “GF64U” at checkout at Panasonic US store (Click here).
Up to 40% off select Lexar memory starting at $6.95 at Adorama (Click here).
Silver GX7 body now sells for $497 only at Amazon US (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic G6 with kit lens for $549 only at Woot (Click here)
$50 gift card for free and also an additional 1 year extra warranty at BHphoto (Click here) and Amazon US (Click here).
$175 savings on the E-M10 premium kits sold on GetOlympus (Click here).
Adorama is offering a free $50 gift card and free 32GB SD card on any GH4 for sale on their eBay Page (Click here).
$60 off on the Bower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras at BHphoto (Click here).
$150 off on the SLR Magic Cine 17mm T1.6 MFT Lens at BHphoto (Click here).
Free 40-150mm lens and free bag with the E-M10+14-42mm kit at Amazon US (Click here) and GetOlympus (Click here).

December 11, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) No, the E-M5II also doesn’t record 4K.

Image on top shows the current E-m5

The E-M5II coming the first week of February has that amazing sensor shift feature to create 40Megapixel images on the fly. But for the rest there aren’t many major improvements. The sensor is exactly the same of the one used by the current E-m5 and I also have been told the camera has much improved video recording but doesn’t record 4K.

Small tidbits: The design of the E-M5II has changed a bit over the E-m5. Hope to get details soon.


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December 11, 2014
Posted in news

First video and images of the soon to come 2X Anamorphot SLRmagic lens!

SLR Magic 2x Anamorphic Test HD from Jurek Ugarow on Vimeo.

SLRmagic will launch their second Anamorphot lens in 2015. it’s a 2X Anamorphoto and Jurek Ugarow is the first person who tested the lens and realized the video above (with the GH4). The lens will probably ship from Q2 2015 and there is yet no price info. Videomaker will be happy about that news also because current Anamorphot are very expensive! SLRmagic first 1.33x Anamorphot is now in Stock for $899 only at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

This is how the new 2x Anamorphot looks:

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For those of you who don’t know why those kind of lenses are useful read that official BHphoto description text:

Creating a widescreen 2.35:1 image using a camera with a 16:9 (1.78:1) sensor requires you to either crop the image or use an anamorphic lens attachment such as the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33X – 50 Anamorphic Lens Attachment. The SLR Magic adapter features a 1.33x anamorphic element that allows you to use the your cameras entire 16:9 sensor to get a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, as opposed to throwing away information by cropping the 16:9 sensor to achieve an image with a 2.35:1 ratio. Cropping an image causes a loss in resolution, but the Anamorphot 1.33x – 50 is actually squeezing more information onto your sensor. This does result in your recorded footage having the classic tall/thin squeezed image. However, this is easily expanded to a 2.35:1 aspect ratio in most NLE systems, and cameras with variable display adjustments allows you to stretch your image in the viewfinder.
The Anamorphot mounts onto your taking lens and features three locking screws that you tighten to secure the adapter once you have aligned it on your taking lens. Please note you can only use the Anamorphot on lenses with a non-rotating front, otherwise the anamorphic effect will rotate as you change focus. The Anamorphot’s native mounting thread size is 62mm and will mount directly to lenses that feature 62mm filter threading. The included three step-down rings allow you to mount the attachment on optional lenses with a 49, 52, or 58mm front thread. You can use the adapter on lenses that feature a front filter thread larger than 62mm by using optional step-up rings, however optimum results are not guaranteed, and SLR magic recommends using the adapter on lenses with a front element that is physically smaller than 50mm in diameter. The Anamorphot features a Normal/Near adjustment setting. SLR Magic recommends setting the adapter to Normal, and only adjusting the setting to Near when shooting objects closer than 6.5 feet.

December 10, 2014
Posted in deals

Triple Gold Box on Rokinon MFT lenses! GF6 kit for $349!

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There is a triple Rokinon Gold Boz deal running today at Amazon US (Click here and scroll the horizontal bar to find them all). Those are all fast and great lenses!

And the Panasonic GF6 with kit lens price dropped further. You get it for $349 only if you use the coupon code “GF64U” at checkout at Panasonic US store (Click here).

December 10, 2014
Posted in reviews

Olympus 40-150mm PRO lens review by Luminous Landscape.

The PRO lens size comparison

Luminous Landscape (Click here) posted their Olympus 40-150mm lens review. They also posted a video on Vimeo (Click here). They writes:

The image quality, the build and overall experience of using these lenses won’t disappoint you.

It’s funny how things change and how much they stay the same.  Many years ago (during the  seventies) back in the film days I moved to Olympus from my big Nikon systems.  Their original OM series cameras specifically OM-3 and 4 were ground breaking as far as size and performance.  Now it seems we are seeing this evolution happen all over again.  My full frame Nikon DSLR system hasn’t seen action for a number of months now.  Olympus has won me over with its feature rich E-M1 camera and Pro series lenses.

40-150mm PRO shipping info at:
In USA/Canada at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus and GetOlympus Canada.
In Europe at Wex UK, Technikdirekt and Amazon.
In Asia at Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.

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